Kanye made money fall from the ceiling on his command, Chloe Sevigny feted Waris Ahluwalia, BLK DNM launched, Richie Rich hung out at the Empire Hotel, Ramona Singer talked smack on Bethenny Frankel and designers partied, ate, drank, and celebrated Fashion Week.
Mondrian SoHo and Vman celebrate the launch of Vman21
Where: Mondrian Soho
Who Was There: Stephen Gan, Cecilia Dean, Kanye West, Keri Hilson, Alexander Wang, Italo Zucchelli, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Fabiola Beracasa, Genevieve Jones, Nary Manivong, Harley Viera- Newton, Bryanboy, Sky Ferreira, DJ Kiss, Vera Wang, Chromeo, Sean Lennon, Sean Avery, Zoe Kravitz, Leigh Lezark, Brad Goreski
Other Details: The VMan party was the place to be last night. Taking place in the still-under-construction greenhouse like space at the unopened Mondrian, women and men danced on boxes above the crowd as Lady Bunny spun. The big rumor of the night was that Kanye was going to perform. He showed up with his entourage, causing guests to freak out and then wait, and wait and wait some more. He ended up leaving without performing, which left a number of disappointed people. When the "make it rain" machine began pouring down a mix of fake VMan Kanye Kash and real money, people felt a bit better. [Image Via Billy Farrell]
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Waris Ahluwalia with Co-Host Chloe Sevigny
Who Was There: Tara Subkoff, Chloe Sevigny, Scott Campbell, Natasha Lyonne, Yara Flynn, Nate Lowman, Waris Ahluwalia, Mrs Ahluwalia, Rachel Chandler, Olivier Zahm, Katherine Bernard
Other Details: According to Harper's Bazaar "House of Waris was packed; saw Chloe Sevigny and Tory Burch, how random." Dinner took place after Waris showed off his new jewelry collection to guests like Anjelica Huston. His mom was there too! He told the Observer of the busy week he has had: ""I haven't had a nap," Mr. Ahluwalia sighed. "It's hard enough going to all the shows and parties. Whose bright idea was it for me to throw my own event?"[Via]
Alexander Wang Store Launch Celebration
Who Was There: Kanye West, Zoe Kravitz, Karen Elson, Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Santigold
Other Details: Alexander Wang held a very small event to celebrate the opening of his new Grand Street flagship store. There were no bumper cars or carnival rides, like last years party, but there was a performance by Lauryn Hill to mark the occasion. @womensweardaily Tweeted: "Lauryn Hill is congratulating Alexander Wang from stage, then jumping into a rendition of Killing Me Softly." [Via]
Johan Lindeberg BLK DNM Launch Party AFTER PARTY [More photos HERE]
Who Was There: Constantin Von Haeften, Kris Van Assche, Karlo Steel, Annie Balliro, Alvin Scott Barnhill
Other Details: BLK DNM is billed as a new creative project by Johan Lindeberg, formerly of Diesel, and William Rast. The merch was not on hand for the event, but the product was featured on film. Alvin Scott Barnhill performed during the party. More details can be found HERE. Be sure to check out our photos HERE.
NARCISO RODRIGUEZ Fall 2011 Fashion Show - After Party with BELVEDERE
Where: Mulberry Project
Who Was There: Narciso Rodriguez, Joe Zee, Jeff Lieberthal, Keith Lieberthal
Details: Friends of Narcisco got together to celebrate his show. @chrisliggio Tweeted: "Between the smell of truffle fries & me playing Level 42 & My Old Piano, Mulberry Project is reminding me of the early days at Goldbar!"
"Olympic Games" Private Dinner Hosted by Charlotte Olympia Dellal
Who Was There: Andrea Dellal, Charlotte Olympia Dellal, Derek Blasberg, Olivia Palermo, Hamish Bowles, Charlotte Olympia Dellal, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Amanda Ross
Other Details: The fashion elite came out to fete Charlotte Olympia Dellal. The Charlotte Olympia designer, who makes adorable 40's-inspired shoes, came by after spending some time at Bergdorf's talking to shoppers. [Via]
VENA CAVA DINNER
Where: Forty Four at the Royalton
Who Was There: Sophie Buhai, Tara Hawley, Sarika Sangwan, Dianna Culter, Marisa Rosen, Terilyn Ess, Lisa Mayock
Other Details: Vena Cava celebrated their Fall 2011 show with an intimate dinner hosted by American Express.
Dots Styles & Beats/Fashion Alchemist Party [More photos HERE]
Other Details: Lookbooks, FashionIndie, The King Collective and Mia Morgan teamed up for an event that featured music, drinks and a fierce styling contest. @OfficialHank Tweeted: "Love my Richie Rich... he's a firecracker of FUN!" Be sure to take a look at our photos HERE!
BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP Private Dinner
Who Was There: Lubov Azria, Tika Sumpter, Max Azria, Lynn Collins, Max Azria, Tika Sumpter
Other Details: Max & Lubov Azria held an intimate dinner.
GREY Magazine Fourth Issue Launch Party
Who Was There: Ashley Smith, Brantly Martin, Valentina Martin, Jeff Yohai, Anais Pouliot, Lisa Forsberg
Other Details: The Rose Bar saw some action last night with the Grey Magazine party.
Fashion Meets Music & Media event
Who Was There: Hallie James, Ramona Singer, Vittorio Assaf, Caroline Alexa McBride, Alessandra Rotondi, Ceslie Armstrong, Mick Rock
Other Details: Ramona Singer has been making the rounds at Fashion Week, dissing Bethenny Frankel and telling people how happy she is the SkinnyGirl is no longer on RHONY. "Oh my gosh, this is the best season ever, because there's no evil drama," she told iVillage. "People ask will the show be good without Bethenny on it, but I think the show will be better because she made it too dark. She and Jill made it too dark with the fighting." [Via]
Thursday, May 23
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.